The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 5 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Python 30 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.74% - 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.50% - 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 1
Average daily rate
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£458 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
Python
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
80 20 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 52.63% 33.90% 47.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 12 19
Average daily rate £458 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £290 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 14
Average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Cheltenham region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 44 (91.67%) DV Cleared
1 44 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 41 (85.42%) Perl
3 39 (81.25%) OO
4 38 (79.17%) Release Management
5 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (72.92%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (70.83%) Bash Shell
6 34 (70.83%) Subversion
6 34 (70.83%) ClearCase
6 34 (70.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 29 (60.42%) Ruby
8 27 (56.25%) C++
9 25 (52.08%) Java
10 24 (50.00%) UNIX
11 23 (47.92%) Maven
12 20 (41.67%) Ant
12 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
12 20 (41.67%) Apache Ivy
13 19 (39.58%) Git (software)
14 15 (31.25%) Lua
14 15 (31.25%) PHP
14 15 (31.25%) Linux
15 14 (29.17%) OOD
16 13 (27.08%) Scrum
17 11 (22.92%) Sun
17 11 (22.92%) Sun Certification
17 11 (22.92%) PL/SQL
17 11 (22.92%) SQL
18 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) SDH
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.25%) 3G
1 3 (6.25%) 2G
1 3 (6.25%) 2.5G
1 3 (6.25%) Wireshark
1 3 (6.25%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 34 (70.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 34 (70.83%) ClearCase
1 34 (70.83%) Subversion
2 23 (47.92%) Maven
3 20 (41.67%) Ant
3 20 (41.67%) Apache Ivy
4 19 (39.58%) Git (software)
5 8 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (10.42%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
7 3 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Law
2 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (79.17%) Developer
2 20 (41.67%) Java Developer
3 17 (35.42%) C++ Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (2.08%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.08%) Systems Test Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) J2EE
1 6 (12.50%) Spring
2 5 (10.42%) Apache Camel
3 3 (6.25%) RESTful
3 3 (6.25%) STL
4 1 (2.08%) Struts
4 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) UNIX
2 15 (31.25%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Windows
4 3 (6.25%) CentOS
4 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (81.25%) OO
2 38 (79.17%) Release Management
3 35 (72.92%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.17%) OOD
5 13 (27.08%) Scrum
6 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.42%) User Stories
8 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.25%) Change Control
9 3 (6.25%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
9 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Test Management
9 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 2 (4.17%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (85.42%) Perl
2 34 (70.83%) Bash Shell
3 29 (60.42%) Ruby
4 27 (56.25%) C++
5 25 (52.08%) Java
6 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
7 15 (31.25%) PHP
7 15 (31.25%) Lua
8 11 (22.92%) PL/SQL
8 11 (22.92%) SQL
9 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.08%) C#
10 1 (2.08%) VB
10 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (91.67%) DV Cleared
1 44 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) Sun Certification
3 5 (10.42%) OCPJP
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.25%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Puppet
1 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Sun